Mosquito numbers rise with floodwaters

SHREVEPORT, LA (AP) - Complaints about mosquitoes have increased recently in Caddo and Bossier parishes following last week's heavy rains that caused flooding in some parts of northwestern Louisiana.

Bossier's Mosquito Control Supervisor Mike Brown was on the road with a truck spraying insecticide on Wednesday.

Officials in the parishes say the numbers aren't huge, but they are higher than they were before the heavy rain, according to a story in Thursday's editions of The Times newspaper.

With some low-lying roads still under water, Brown said the mosquito problem could get worse.

Brown said mosquitoes won't lay eggs in moving water. He said that as water goes down, larvacide will be added to standing pools of water in Bossier.

Information from: The Times,

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